Program offered: Residential
Total credits: 48
The Adler Graduate School offers the Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in General Studies. The General Studies emphasis does not require certain skills-based courses, does not include an internship component, and does not prepare students for licensure in any state.
This 48-credit degree requires successful completion of a combination of required and elective courses from AGS’ curriculum and completion of a 3-credit Master’s Project (AGS Courses 601 and 602). Required courses include: 500, 504, 505, 511 or 710, 513, 521, and 523. Eight elective courses can be chosen from a general list of AGS courses. Students work with the General Studies Program Director to develop a degree plan. All degree plans are subject to approval from the Adler Graduate School Academic Vice President.
General Studies track students may not exceed limits for degree specific courses. Examples include, but are not limited to, only one course in AGS’ Art Therapy specialty area (#551 Foundations of Art Therapy).
Since this degree is not meant to prepare students for clinical work in the field of mental health, credits earned toward completion of internship requirements associated with other AGS degree tracks may not be counted as part of the 48 credits required for completion of the General Studies emphasis.